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Gerald C. Cooper Celebrated for Dedication to the Hardware Industry

Mr. Cooper has provided more than five decades of professional knowledge to his work with AutoGrip Incorporated

    ALEXANDRIA, VA, November 24, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Gerald C. Cooper has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Drawing on more than five and a half decades of professional expertise in the hardware industry, Mr. Cooper excels as the president and chief executive officer of AutoGrip Incorporated, which offers several types of locking, curved jaw and long nose pliers, a double-ended utility knife, an adjustable ratcheting crescent wrench and a multi-bit screwdriver kit. Earning distinction as a third-generation hand tool manufacturer following the example of his grandfather, Clarence, and father, Gerald, he previously worked as the owner of Asia Tech Source between 2001 and 2014. Mr. Cooper previously distinguished himself in the manufacturing industry on behalf of Stanley Tools for 35 years.

In pursuit of his career in manufacturing, Mr. Cooper earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Earlham College in 1966 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hartford in 1971. Driven to remain aware of ongoing changes in the field, he maintains his professional affiliation with the Hardware Marketing Council. Outside of his professional ventures, Mr. Cooper devotes himself to his community as a member of the board of trustees at Earlham College, an elder with the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, and Senior Services of Alexandria, where he previously served as its president.

Though his career has been suffused with highlights, Mr. Cooper is especially proud to have successfully operated his business, and to have established an additional business in the foreign marketplace. Looking toward the future, he intends to sell his business to another North American tool manufacturer so that they may add his products to their own line of merchandise. Ultimately, Mr. Cooper aims to enjoy his retirement and reflect upon his indelible legacy within the hardware industry.

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